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Latest SPAC News: Zegna aims for revenue above $2B, India’s Byju’s eyes Chegg or 2U as it weighs US acquisition, and MSP Recovery sees substantial business expansion following SPAC announcement
Italian Luxury Group Zegna Sees Sales Above 2B Euros in Mid-Term
Italy’s Zegna (NYSE:ZGN) is aiming for revenue above 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in the medium term, up from the 1.29 billion euros posted last year, the fashion group said on Tuesday at its first Capital Markets Day since its debut on Wall Street in late 2021.
The family-owned group is targeting an adjusted operating profit margin of at least 15% in the mid-term from a level of around 10% achieved in 2021.
Zegna made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in December after a merger with Investindustrial Acquisition Corp, sponsored by Italian private equity firm Investindustrial and chaired by former UBS chief executive Sergio Ermotti.READ
India’s Byju’s Eyes Chegg or 2U as It Weighs US Acquisition
Byju’s, an India online education startup, is in discussions to acquire a US target and likely to bid for either Chegg Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) or 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU), according to Bloomberg.
The Bangalore-based company has held talks with both Santa Clara, California-based Chegg and Lanham, Maryland-based 2U and the total value of a deal could be about $2 billion. Chegg’s market value was $2.3 billion as of Friday’s close, while 2U had a market value of $756 million and more than $1 billion in debt and other liabilities.
The Indian edtech startup has been in conversation with multiple SPACs, about a possible U.S. listing, which is still under consideration.READ
MSP Recovery Sees Substantial Business Expansion Since Announcement of Business Combination
MSP Recovery, LLC, a Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and secondary payer reimbursement recovery leader, and Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II, a Delaware corporation (Nasdaq: LCAP), today announced substantial business expansion through development of additional revenue stream, monetization of assignor interests, growth of assignors and existing business, and continued innovation.READ
DNEG Announces Multiyear Visual Effects Services Agreement with Netflix
DNEG, a leading technology-enabled visual effects (VFX) and animation company for the creation of feature film, television, and multiplatform content, announced the signing of a new, multiyear services agreement with Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX).
The non-exclusive agreement covers the provision of visual effects and virtual production services by DNEG for Netflix series and feature programming. The new agreement extends and expands on a previous agreement that the companies signed in September 2020 and creates a pipeline of Netflix programming work for DNEG through 2025.
DNEG is poised to become a publicly traded company through a merger with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: AKIC), a special purpose acquisition company, that is expected to close in the first half of 2022.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending December 2nd, 2022 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As we slide into December, and the holiday season, we recognized two new S-1 registration statements and zero IPOs. The two new S-1s consisted of...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC Liquidations: NightDragon, VectoIQ II, and Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp. Night Dragon Acquisition Corp. Will Redeem Its Public Shares and Will Not Consummate an Initial Business Combination NightDragon Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NDAC) anticipates that the last trading day...
Lakeshore Acquisition I Corp. (NASDAQ:LAAA) disclosed this afternoon that its shareholders have approved its business combination with medical device company ProSomnus during a special meeting held earlier today. Approximately 92.4% of the votes cast at the meeting on the business combination proposal, representing approximately 80.5% of Lakeshore’s outstanding shares, voted to approve the deal. The SPAC disclosed...
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SPACInsider contributors Anthony Sozzi and Sam Beattie this week compiled their three favorite potential SPAC targets among potential targets in the security industry. We look at why they are compelling and why each could be a fit for a blank-check merger. Security is on the market’s mind and is expected to grow at a CAGR...